Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is made up of women and research shows 73% of moms with kids under 18 were working in 2022. Being a working mom can be challenging, but it’s even harder for some women because of where they live. A new report reveals the states that are doing the best - and worst - job of supporting working mothers.
- WalletHub has just released their annual list of the Best and Worst States for Working Moms.
- They compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on 17 key metrics in three main areas: childcare, professional opportunities and work-life balance.
- Based on those factors, Massachusetts tops the list for the best state for working moms, just like it has in the previous two years.
- It comes in number one for work-life balance and second for child care.
- Delaware, tenth overall, is first for professional opportunities, while Minnesota, sixth overall, is number one for child care.
- As for the worst state for working moms, it’s Louisiana, which comes in 50th for child care and professional opportunities, and 38th for work-life balance.
Top 10 Best States for Working Moms
(Click here to see where your state falls)
- Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C.
- New Jersey
10 Worst States For Working Moms
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Mexico